English Alive is designed as an intensive course which contains over 60 hours of ‘contact-with-teacher’, complemented with specific off-class assignments to:
-Develop comfort with the language, generating confidence in the individual
-Improve comprehension and communication – spoken & written skills
-Thoroughly familiarize a student with the textual/syllabus material to gain confidence

The Module

The aim is to make an individual appreciate and use English as an effective tool, for immediate and future usage. In this process, ‘Literature’ is made relevant as a ‘mirror-of-life’ for enhancing understanding, maturity and personality. ‘Language’, being more individualistic, provides for thinking ability, expression and fluency in writing which is a key concept in spoken English classes for kids. The objective is to make the student self-reliant and confidently answer without resorting to ‘rote learning’.

This course is taught by Mrs Sharmishta Guha and will include a Live Class every Saturday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm supplemented by class assignments, reading material, past papers, model questions and MCQs/tests distributed every week. Unlike generic English classes for kids, this course is geared towards Class IX and X, ICSE Board only.

Admission to this course is strictly based upon an interview/interaction of students and their parents with Mrs Guha through an interactive session. Interested parents/students may contact Cedarwood for details.

How Does It Help?

Teaches Life Skills (Like Respect, Self-confidence etc.)
Improves Social Skills
Improves Overall Speaking Ability
Develops Confidence and Personality

How We Do It?


Composition – argumentative, persuasive, narrative, descriptive, picture composition
Comprehension Letter Writing – Formal and informal
Grammar – from the basics – parts of speech·
All components of the literature are covered as well


Play - Merchant of Venice
Prose – Short Stories

All of the above is done with the objective of understanding the text and answering all type of questions that would appear in the ICSE examination.

Cedarwood offers a variety of Speech and Reading Classes in Pune that cover Written and Spoken English Language classes. Cedarwood offers such classes for different age groups in the form of Afterschool Programs at around 15 odd locations.